Reporting on the User Fees Act


General Information

Fee name: Fees for processing requests filed under the Access to Information Act

Fee type: Other products and services

Fee-setting authority: Access to Information Act

Year introduced: 1983

Year last amended: 2015

Performance standard: A response is to be provided within 30 days of receiving a request. Under section 9 of the Access to Information Act, this deadline may be extended.

Performance results: The statutory deadline was met in 88% of cases. This includes cases where a notice of extension was sent to the requester within 30 days of receipt of the request.

Other information: In some cases, responses exceeded the performance standard due to workload and the consultation process.

The interim Directive on the Administration of the Access to Information Act, which took effect on May 5, 2016, requires that institutions waive all fees prescribed by the act and regulations, other than the application fee.

Financial Information, 2016-17


Forecast revenue   Actual revenue   Full cost
100   115   187,019

Financial Information, 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20


Planning year   Forecast revenue   Estimated full cost
2017-18   100   192,000
2018-19   100   194,400
2019-20   100    197,800
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